Backing Up SQL Using Windows Server Native Backup

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 contain a native backup application called Windows Server Backup. The sample backup procedure that follows is based on Windows Server 2012; however, the steps are very similar for Windows Server 2008 R2. Because Windows Server Backup is not installed by default, it is necessary to add this feature by performing the following steps:

1. From the Server Manager console, select Local Server in the left pane.

2. From the Manage drop-down menu, click Add Roles and Features.

3. At the Select Installation Type screen, keep the default option of Role-Based or Feature-Based Installation, and click Next.

4. At the Select destination server screen, keep the default ...

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